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will take a colorado were wounded veterans are learning to ski as part of their weekend. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. sentenced to 15 years hard labor, are arrested in november while visiting a town. between north korea and the west, williams and reports. >> tried and convicted according to north korea state media and
sentenced to 15 years hard labor. >> this is where he was arrested, traveling as part of a tour group in a special economic zone on the border with china. much less is known about the prison camps run by the north korean state. human rights organizations say they are part of an extensive population ofhe 200,000 people of starvation, torture, and execution. not the first american to enter or exit the prison system. freed afterhey were former president bill clinton pleaded their case. >> when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before
us president bill clinton. >> having a former president negotiating your release is not that unusual. a year after they were freed, jimmy carter in jersey. they say it might be politically motivated. offered to talk if north korea agrees to give up the nuclear weapons. the might see at the latest prisoner as a way to start talking with no conditions attached. >> the last bargaining chip between north korea and america. the obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the syrian rebels.
communities which are divided, but families with different generations taking opposing sides. they gathered here to make plans and remember the world and families they've lost. the minority, of the same as the president. she has been denounced by her own father. lose theafraid he will government. your father wants that? why are you convinced of that. hise believes i will hurt reputation. >> she photographed the war for
the rebels, but this comes at a high price. her mother that was separated from her father was kidnapped and killed. they say her father ordered the ones to strike at her. >> she paid for what i believed in. many times, i dreamed that she is still alive. that is not going to happen. simply sectarian, part of it is generational. of thes evidence
difference between parent and child. his son was killed fighting for the opposition last year. was a big shock. he came from me and he was my son. wound, butotional the greater is that my son had such different views. and went down such a different path to mind. >> the serious civil war has never been putting the matter, inmeans it is not just communities for the families, too. caught up in the personal struggle, there is no thought of reconciliation.
>> do you still love your father? >> how can i love my enemy? in the message to the bbc, there are allegations against him. >> a war dividing a country and dividing a family, syria oppose the peace envoy is on the verge of quitting amid growing frustration of international efforts. he is being criticized for the .pposition at a record new low, about the
economic health, announcing the thation a little earlier, applies across the 17 members. it is being taken to his full quarters. alongside the immigration reform and will be boosting economic cooperation between the countries. the financial ties are strong. >> there is a lot to be excited about in this part of mexico.
a football team, named after the owner's dog. they have won the league. the only formed six years ago and are big players in latin america. there is obviously something in the air. this factory was started jointly by an entrepreneur and a mexican computer whiz kid. american companies are turning to the educated young work force. >> that part of china has become more expensive. costs, the external shipping, and they start to become very similar. with a huge u.s. market in mexico a big exporter, it is no wonder that president obama is
talking about trade. dodge the war on drugs has killed tens of thousands of people, especially along this border. the country's time -- is trying to present a new image, a good place to do business. and for factory owners targeting america, it is the place to be. dodge the medical supplies likeny makes things support, made in mexico. rate has dropped, but the police chief still needs 10 bodyguards and rarely walks the streets. he is on the drug cartel's hit list. them, we fight against have every day to fight very hard against them.
continue with that entitlement. playing a teamre from brazil. mexico's economic growth is twice that of their heavyweight opponent. but not much of the president can do to improve the country's performance. more on relations between the u.s. and mexico, i'm joined from new york, author of two nations, indivisible. me.ks very much for joining president obama start his trip to mexico and you have written a graeat op-ed. the idea that mexico is no longer a poor country but americans still see it that way? >> we think about mexico and we think of the has had haves and
have-nots. what has happened over the last 15 years is the rise of a middle-class. hast half of the population disposable income, they own their cars and homes, tvs, phones, it has changed their economy as well as the relationship with the united states. >> the other fear that american workers have is that mexico's manufacturing boom might hurt american workers. consumers and they consume a lot of american goods. what happened with part of this middle-class is because of the economic ties between mexico and the united states. an interesting fact of what happened in the united states, when something comes from mexico, almost 40% was actually made in the united states by u.s. workers. iswhat is actually happening
we are making things together. a car, a washing machine, these things are going back and forth, so u.s. workers depend on mexican workers. >> the recent economic boom is going to be derailed, is that because of security issues? will it be the fifth largest economy in the world in the next couple of decades? hasexico's economy rebounded and done quite well even with security concerns, even with escalating violence. if mexico cannot deal with security problems or establish a rule of law, it is dragging on economic growth and it will undermine some of the good things that are happening on the economic side. >> the 70,000 people killed because of the war on drugs, they will be an inevitable part of the conversation that
president obama is having. is he going to carry on the policies of the predecessor and have mexican troops on the streets to prosecute this war just as aggressively? newe are seeing the government redefine the strategy in some ways. we are seeing a lot of continuity. not as much change as some people have expected. troops are in the streets because there is little to put in their place right now. a continuation of cleaning up the court system as well as spending programs that help youth at risk and communities at risk. the strategy for reducing violence is changing somewhat, but continuing from the last government and evolving in some ways. >> ha mexican immigrants are not going to keep letting the u.s.? immigration reform a key issue.
>> we have these images of mexicans flooding over the border, but that has changed the last couple of years into the flow is a net zero. the same number are coming in as going out and that is likely to continue into the future in part because of economic growth in mexico and because of demographics. we are seeing fewer kids per family, fewer people turning 80 needing a job. , likelyseen a shift permanently. >> two nations and the visible, that is the name of the book. thank you for joining us. >> in egypt, 99% of women say they have suffered from sexual harassment. the figures suggest the revolution has not done much for women's safety in the country. the information minister has publicly denigrated a female
reporter sparking outrage. >> a short exchange, but one that causes outrage. a female reporter asks egypt's information minister, where is media freedom. he replies, come here and i will show you. i felt shocked, she says. the response was inappropriate for a minister and it was clear harassment. under the brotherhood, women have become objects and nothing more. moment hasy, the encapsulate the ruling party's attitude towards women. is tooare bad enough, it easy to see evidence of women being assaulted.
these videos, and there are many of them, were taken at demonstrations and when will often tell you they don't feel safe. when you speak to egyptian men like these drivers, you can see why. the women themselves and social circumstances are often blamed. grow behavehey decently, she won't be attacked, says this man. but she will automatically be harassed if she does not cover up. arehave problems, they under pressure, says another. they can't get married and so they harass women more, of course. there have been some demonstrations in support of women's rights, but even there, there are problems. is an indication of how bad things are, people highlighting
the issue of sexual assault against women has itself been attacked at demonstrations like this one. what does the muslim brotherhood say? a tv host and a member of the brotherhood. she says accusations that women are worse off under her party's rule or imagined. >> it took place for 30 years, [indiscernible] fears,e will have some but this is not true. >> in spite of the assurances, many feel things will just get worse. >> 99% of egyptian women say that they have been harassed.
the slopes of colorado providing a special remedy for wounded veterans. we go along for the ride. criticism of the international community's following the release of new figures suggesting more than 250,000 people died, much higher than previous estimates. half of those were children under the age of 5. they say tens of thousands of people died needlessly. because the international community was too slow to respond. >> of the famine between 2010 and 2012 was one of the worst in modern times. but now the scale of this human tragedy has emerged. the un report says 260,000 people died of hunger, half of them children under 5.
thanigure is much higher previous estimates. they say many people died needlessly because the international community was too slow to react to the early signs of conquered and waited until a formal famine was announced. a very ineffective, actually. half of the casualties. >> the report criticizes the elements in particular for refusing to allow western agencies into the area that she controlled. the british prime minister david aneron will post international conference like they did a year ago.
one of the things they say is ,hat they are better prepared bringing with it such an awful waste of human life. >> for more than a decade, when it on the battlefields of afghanistan have been returning home for treatment. they often have a long road to recovery. it is part of the rehabilitation process. jonathan talked about their experiences.
got to read april 26 and undergoing more surgery. they started to improve a little bit. andontracted meningitis suffered a stroke. for two years, he existed. >> about coming here, i did not know who these people were. i was pretty much skeptical about this whole thing. arrived, and not prepared for the emotions we're going to
skeetence watching him and others on the side of the mountain. and yet duties. >> at the end of the week, i was feeling so much better about who i was. i was dealt these cards, so i am going to play my hand. of uson't think any anticipated the level of the injury that some of these men and women were going to become homeless and the impact it would have on the rest of our lives, because it continues on a daily basis. dodge and the terrible toll of
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